Berlin — Prag

Lebendige Utopien? Wohnkonzepte im Wandel

Living Utopias? Housing Concepts in Transformation
Before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and today, 25 years later, new housing concepts are facing the demands in contemporary housing.

But how have ideas and goals changed and how do past and present utopias cope with the challenges of individual, sustainable and user-oriented housing?

The discussion deals with Berlin and Prague as two cities whose residents over the past 25 years experienced a variety of changes in living, housing and urban redevelopment. Above all, the difficulties of realized concepts, built utopias and the urban redevelopment tell comparable stories of housing that are continued in coping with today’s housing shortage and the progressive transformation of entire urban quarters.

Afterwards the recent documentary “Concrete Stories” (Findeisen, 2015) on prefabricated housing estates in France, Germany and Czech Republic will be screened.

The event will be accompanied by a curated selection of film clips from famous Czech and German films. It will be held in German and English and will be live-streamed online at: www.zukunftsgeraeusche.de/25y

Guests
André Moschke (Wohnungsbauleitstelle, SenStadtUm, Berlin)
Lenka Burgerová (City Councillor, Prague 7)
Vanessa Miriam Carlow (ISU-TU Braunschweig, COBE Berlin) excused
Kateřina Vránková (Journalist, Prague)
Rolf Novy-Huy (Director, Stiftung Trias)
Bernd Hummel (Mietshäuser Syndikat, Berlin)
Maroš Krivý (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn)

Moderated by
Helena Doudova,
Robert K. Huber (zukunftsgeraeusche, Berlin)

Film clips
Tanja Scheffler

Organizer
zukunftsgeraeusche GbR

Project is supported by
German Federal Agency for Citizenship Education

Partners
Senate of Berlin, Czech Centres, Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Civic Education Centre Prague, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin

Video (Diskussion)

Berlin — Prague

Living Utopias? Housing Concepts in Transformation

Before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and today, 25 years later, new housing concepts are facing the demands in contemporary housing.

But how have ideas and goals changed and how do past and present utopias cope with the challenges of individual, sustainable and user-oriented housing?

The discussion deals with Berlin and Prague as two cities whose residents over the past 25 years experienced a variety of changes in living, housing and urban redevelopment. Above all, the difficulties of realized concepts, built utopias and the urban redevelopment tell comparable stories of housing that are continued in coping with today’s housing shortage and the progressive transformation of entire urban quarters.

Afterwards the recent documentary “Concrete Stories” (Findeisen, 2015) on prefabricated housing estates in France, Germany and Czech Republic will be screened.

The event will be accompanied by a curated selection of film clips from famous Czech and German films. It will be held in German and English and will be live-streamed online at: www.zukunftsgeraeusche.de/25y

Guests
André Moschke (Wohnungsbauleitstelle, SenStadtUm, Berlin)
Lenka Burgerová (City Councillor, Prague 7)
Vanessa Miriam Carlow (ISU-TU Braunschweig, COBE Berlin) excused
Kateřina Vránková (Journalist, Prague)
Rolf Novy-Huy (Director, Stiftung Trias)
Bernd Hummel (Mietshäuser Syndikat, Berlin)
Maroš Krivý (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn)

Moderated by
Helena Doudova,
Robert K. Huber (zukunftsgeraeusche, Berlin)

Film clips
Tanja Scheffler

Organizer
zukunftsgeraeusche GbR

Project is supported by
German Federal Agency for Citizenship Education

Partners
Senate of Berlin, Czech Centres, Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Civic Education Centre Prague, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin

Video (Discussion)